HC Deb 03 November 1980 vol 991 cc437-8W
Mr. Morgan

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what the percentage increase has been, as compared with 1979, in the cost of (a) straight fertilizers, (b) compound fertilizers and (c) other fertilizers.

Mr. Wiggin

On the latest available information the average percentage increases in the price of fertilizers in the 12-month period from August 1979 to August 1980 were: straight fertilizers 14.4 per cent.; compound fertilizers 18.4 per cent. and other fertilizers and soil improvers (lime) 30.4 per cent.

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